Over the past 40 years, the United States has promoted racial integration as the solution to many problems raised by inequalities. Yet, an increasing number of African American activists and intellectuals are concluding that integration is an idea whose time has passed. Some of the racist right are pleased to hear this. Salim Muwakkil, senior editor for "In These Times" has written, 'Does that mean that the ideal of an integrated society has been discredited?' Other guests include Todd Gitlin, professor of culture, communications, journalism and sociology at New York University and Salim Muwakkil, senior editor of "In These Times", and Paul Robeson, Jr., writer, lecturer and teacher.
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